Ms. Pransky represents clients in a range of complex civil and criminal matters. She has tackled difficult cases involving high-stakes trade secret and patent disputes, both in trial courts and before the PTAB. She has also handled sensitive employment problems, securities issues and corporate criminal investigations. Ms. Pransky has an active pro bono immigration practice.
Before joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Pransky gained valuable experience by participating in Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic and Moot Court competition. In addition, Ms. Pransky took advantage of Stanford’s cross-disciplinary curriculum, taking numerous classes in the Design School.
Prior to law school, Ms. Pransky worked as a product and project manager for a number of software companies in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco.
SanDisk Corp. v. SK Hynix Inc.
We represented SanDisk in a massive trade secret misappropriation and corporate espionage case. SanDisk, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, sued competitor SK Hynix for misappropriating approximately ten gigabytes of highly confidential trade secret information and using that information over the course of six years to revamp Hynix’s technology and unfairly compete with SanDisk. We obtained a sweeping preliminary injunction that barred Hynix from any further use or disclosure of stolen SanDisk information, and fought back efforts to dismiss the case, to send it to arbitration, to transfer it overseas, and to remove it from the court that granted the preliminary injunction. Following a series of courtroom victories for our client, the parties reached a confidential settlement and entered into a product supply agreement.
United States v. Biotech Corporation
The government was attempting to intimidate our client by pursuing parallel criminal and civil False Claims Act claims involving the marketing of a late-stage cancer drug. After we intervened, we received a letter from the U.S. Attorney declining to prosecute, greatly reducing our client’s potential exposure. We continue to defend our client from the civil case.
Joanne Hoeper v. Dennis Herrera; City and County of San Francisco
We are defending the city and county of San Francisco from a wrongful termination/retaliation claim brought by former chief trial deputy Joanne Hoeper. The case was originally filed against the City Attorney as well, but we successfully moved for his dismissal. Hoeper claims to be a whistle-blower, a claim which the City disputes and which is irrelevant to her dismissal.
We represent a family of Guatemalan refugees who fled to the United States to escape traumatic domestic and family violence. We have successfully secured asylum for two of the family members, and are now preparing our third client for her asylum trial.
February 20, 2019
Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP partner Daniel E. Purcell did something in October the Cleveland Cavaliers couldn't achieve in the last two NBA Finals: beat the Golden State Warriors. Read more
October 29, 2018
The Golden State Warriors must pay off the estimated $40 million in remaining debt incurred by Oakland and Alameda County for renovations to Oracle Arena, an arbitrator has ruled. Read more
October 29, 2018
An arbitrator found that the Bay Area's NBA team, which is set to decamp from Oakland to new digs in San Francisco next season, must continue to pay debts incurred in the mid-90s to renovate its current home, Oracle Arena. Read more
October 29, 2018
The Golden State Warriors can’t leave for the City without paying the Town, an arbitrator ruled Monday. Read more
August 20, 2018
A California federal judge has ruled that retired players cannot collectively sue Electronic Arts Inc. for featuring them in Madden NFL video games without authorization, a major victory for the game maker after years of litigation. Read more